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Speech by Emma McDonald, 4th year EGT apprentice

Published on: Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Click here to view the inspiring speech made by Electrical Group Training apprentice Emma McDonald, winner of the 2016 NECA WA 4th Year Commercial/Domestic Apprentice Award. Emma has been hosted by Team Electrical and Motorola Solutions. Well done Emma!

Third year EGT apprentice Nyima McNamara is a finalist in the GTAWA 2016 Awards of Excellence

Published on: Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Congratulations to third year apprentice Nyima McNamara, currently hosted by Electek, who has been announced as a finalist in the Indigenous Apprentice/Trainee of the Year category at the Group Training Australia WA 2016 Awards of Excellence.

These awards recognise the top apprentices and trainees employed by WA group training organisations and the important role that host employers play in supporting apprentice training. A complete list of finalists can be found here.

Winners will be announced at an awards function at Burswood on Swan on Friday 30 September.

Good luck Nyima!

EGT Apprentices win 6 awards at the 2016 NECA WA Excellence and Apprentice Awards!

Published on: Thursday, 18 August 2016

Congratulations to the following EGT apprentices who won awards at last Friday's NECA WA Excellence and Apprentice Awards:

  • 1st Year Apprentice - Abraham Schutte, hosted by DESA Australia.
  • 2nd Year Apprentice - Hamish Watson, hosted by Downer EDI Engineering Power Commercial
  • 3rd Year Apprentice - Dion Brayshaw, hosted by Cablewise Electrical & Communications.
  • 4th Year Apprentice - Commercial/Domestic - Emma McDonald, hosted by TEAM Electrical.
  • 4th Year Apprentice - Communications- Curtis Cumine, hosted by DCS WA.
  • 4th Year Apprentice - Industrial - Harrison Gray, hosted by Downer EDI Limited, Wheatstone

Former EGT apprentice nominated in the WA Training Awards

Published on: Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Congratulations to former EGT apprentice Thomas Hoffman, announced as a finalist in the WA Apprentice of the Year category for the 2016 WA Training Awards. Click here to read the media statement.

Thomas was hosted by Fredon (WA) Electrical and recently became a qualified tradesperson. He will be pursuing further study in the electrical engineering field.

Winners of this year's awards will be announced at a presentation dinner on 23 September 2016. Good luck Thomas!

Register now for the 2016 CET Open Day!

Published on: Monday, 1 August 2016

The College of Electrical Training (CET) are holding an Open Day at their Joondalup and Jandakot campuses on Saturday 3 September 2016 between 11.00am and 2.00pm.

We encourage electricians and contractors to come along and find out about CET's diverse range of electrical and telecommunications post-trade courses, speak to the instructors and tour the facilities. Eligible attendees receive a $50 voucher towards their next post-trade course*.

This is also a great opportunity for high school students considering a career in the electrical industry to find out more about studying an electrical apprenticeship at CET. Electrical Group Training will be in attendance to speak with students about potential employment opportunities, as well as representatives from The Apprenticeship Community and Milwaukee Tools.

Why not pop in with the family to enjoy a free sausage sizzle and giveaways from our sponsors? We look forward to seeing you there!


*Discount voucher applies to post-trade courses only. Course must be booked by 3 December 2016.

EGT Apprentice Ryan Gusterson selected for TSTL

Published on: Thursday, 28 July 2016

Third year EGT apprentice Ryan Gusterson has been selected from 25,000 apprentices to be one of only 16 attendees at Group Training Australia Today's Skills; Tomorrow's Leaders leadership and career development program at the Australian Institute of Sport in August 2016.

The five day program is in its 13th year maximising leadership and career development. It is also an excellent showcase for the high quality of apprenticeships and traineeships conducted through group training.

The TSTL program will be officially launched by GTA Patron, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia at Government House on Tuesday 30 August.

Career development and leadership training will be conducted at the Australian Institute of Sport by Ian Hutchinson from Life by Design.

Participants will get to interact with elite athletes from the AIS, and will spend a day at Parliament House where they will meet parliamentarians and discuss their responsibilities, achievements and leadership motivations.

The Chair of Group Training Australia (GTA) Mr Stuart Diepeveen said the program provides a unique opportunity for some of the country’s most promising apprentices and trainees to extend their leadership abilities. “All those selected show enormous potential to become leaders in their fields. It is a real honour to be selected for the program and I’m sure that we will be hearing much more of their achievements in the years ahead,” he said.

Listen to previous participants talk about their program experiences here.

Below is a photo of the lucky participants of the program in 2015 at Parliament House in Canberra.